Discoverer 16

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 1W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Discoverer 16 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. The launch failed when the Agena stage failed to seperate from Thor.

Thor DM-21 Agena-B

Family: Thor
Configuration:

Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles.

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Thor DM-21 Agena-B
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor DM-21 Agena-B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

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Commander-in-Chief: President of the US Founded: 1947 Successes: 972 Failures: 106 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

INFO WIKI

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 1W


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 14 hours ago
425 Project Flight 1 & rideshare
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Soyuz 2.1a
Success
6 days, 23 hours ago
Progress MS-25 (86P)
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Progress resupply mission to the International Space Station.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
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Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Razdan No. 1?
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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Long March 2D/YZ-3
Success
2 weeks ago
3 x SatNet test satellites
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 6-29
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Chollima-1
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Malligyong-1c
Malligyong-1 Pad - Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 7-7
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Starship
Partial Failure
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Integrated Flight Test 2
Orbital Launch Mount A - SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

Second test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle. The booster is expected to separate 170 seconds into flight and return to land approxima…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 6-28
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.